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BN Pick Your Fave is beginning to occupy a special place in our hearts as one of our favourite Style features.
We are especially filled with glee when it is a Nigerian designer’s piece being rocked by the beautiful stylistas.
Today, the ‘Pick Your Fave’ piece is the Ituen Basi Iro ati Buba‘. The piece was first presented during Ituen’s show at the 2010 Africa Fashion Week which took place in Johannesburg earlier this year. It was also featured as part of the Ituen Basi ‘Independence’ Collection. Since then, we have spotted so many women wearing this in lots of different prints and colours.

Folake Kuye-Huntoon of WeWe Clothing and, rocked 2 iterations of this look. For her first look, She paired the yellow print buba with the purple print iro. She totally made the look ‘her own’ but folding up the sleeves of the buba and shortening the iro. Folake also added interesting accessories to add even more spice to the look. Multiple bangles on her wrist, chandelier earrings and a bold necklace. She paired it with ankle boots and socks to round off this groovy retro look. Beautiful.

Filmmaker/Music Video Director/TV Presenter, Kemi Adetiba has always supported Nigerian designers! From her days as an MNet Studio 53 presenter to her stint on the TV game show, Temptation Nigeria, Kemi has always proudly worn pieces by African designers. So it was no surprise when Kemi wore lots of Ituen Basi pieces on this season of the Maltina Dance All TV Show which she hosted. Kemi wore the green and pink print iro and buba. She accessorized with an Ituen Basi necklace and bangles. Totally love the unexpected pairing with Leopard print shoes! Fierce.

Ituen Basi’s inhouse model and muse, Chantelle is pretty much always in Ituen Basi and she wears it very well! At the Ituen Basi/Aimas event, she looked cute in the red and yellow buba paired with the white and yellow iro. Accessories including earrings and bangles were by Ituen Basi as well. Her ankara sandals? We don’t need to tell you where they came from.

Once again, Folake does this Ituen Basi look justice! The LA-based designer paired the green and pink iro ati buba with brown knee high Celine boots and standout jewellery. Her curly mane completes the look.

So…Pick Your Fave

Also, check out the festive Ituen Basi iro ati buba shoot for the Independence Collection.

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Photo Credit: Style Pantry | Kola Oshalusi | K’Alpha |


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